Upcoming Local Events in Long Branch and Monmouth County

If you’ve ever asked yourself “Are there any fun things to do near me?” you’re in the right place. This is where you’ll find a regularly-updated list of fun things to do in Long Branch.


Considering Bill Boglioli’s long-standing commitment to community service, it makes sense for us to promote local happenings in Monmouth County, including, of course, local charity events, community-wide memorial events and hospice fundraisers. This list also includes special events sponsored by the Monmouth County Library as well as local events held in any of the Monmouth County Parks locations. 


Do you know a fun thing to do in Long Branch? If there’s an upcoming local event which would be of interest to our visitors, please call us at (732) 229-0122, or send us a message using the form on our Contact Us page. Please provide us with accurate information about the event, in as much detail as possible. as well as a way to contact you if we have questions). Thank you for your help in making this list of fun things to do in Monmouth County accurate and up-to-date.



May 2018 Events

Mary's Place By The Sea 7th Annual Walk-A-Thon

May 19, 2018 11:00 AM to May 19, 2018 03:00 PM

If you are not attending The Royal Wedding on May 19th, we hope that you will join us for "The Royal Walk"! Mary’s Place by the Sea will host its 7th Annual Walk-A-Thon on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 beginning at 12 noon on Ocean Pathway in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Join us for a 2.5 mile walk in support of women with cancer; help us to provide a place for them to heal: mind, body and soul.  The event will also include local artisans and crafters selling and showcasing their wares, music, and food trucks!

Walker registration is $40 for an adult, and $25 for children ages 10-17. Children can be added to an adult registration. When you register, you will have the opportunity to create a team and a fundraising page. Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities are also available!

Check-in begins at 11 AM on the day of the event. We look forward to seeing you there!



Mary's Place by the Sea is a respite home for women with cancer, where they can enjoy a much needed break from their medical treatments and daily responsibilities. Through their interactions with our staff and volunteers, our guests are embraced as a whole person the moment they walk through our doors.  We provide services that complement our guests' medical treatment, including oncology massages, nutrition education, individual counseling, expressive writing, reflexology, Reiki, guided meditation, prayer, and yoga...at no cost to our guests. They are empowered with knowledge that will aid them on their road to healing: mind, body and soul. 

Since beginning its mission in 2009, Mary's Place by the Sea has supported over 8,000 women with cancer at no cost, thanks to the generosity of donors and fundraising events like the annual walk-a-thon. For more information about Mary's Place by the Sea, visit www.marysplacebythesea.org.

NJ Sharing Network Annual 5K Celebration Of Life

May 20, 2018 07:30 AM to May 20, 2018 01:00 PM

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 5K Walk & USATF Certified Race

Great Lawn at the Ocean Promenade
Ocean Avenue, Long Branch
(North of Pier Village between Ocean Place Resort and Rooney’s)
*Please see Parking Map for lot addresses for GPS

 Online Registration for this location will close at noon on Friday, May 18.
Once online registration closes, registration fees will increase for both adults and children by $5.

You can still sign up in person during early bib and t-shirt pick up on Saturday, May 19 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch. You can also register on event day, Sunday, May 20, starting at 7:30 am at the Registration Tent.


The 5K Celebration of Life is a special time of healing for those whose lives have been touched by organ and tissue donation.

NJ Sharing Network invites you to spend a morning with our loving and supportive community, whether you walk, run, volunteer or simply cheer on the crowd.

Each year, more than 10,000 participants gather at one of our 5K locations across the state. Together, we honor those who gave, pay tribute to those who received, offer hope to those who continue to wait and remember the lives lost while waiting for the Gift of Life.

Through the 5K Celebration of Life, our Foundation is committed to increasing the number of lives saved through innovative transplant research, family support, public awareness and education about the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Join us at one or both locations in 2018 and help us save more lives!

To Honor. To Remember. To Give Hope.



Adult: $30.00
15 years and over

Child: $15.00
14 yrs and under

*$5 additional charge per person effective noon on Friday before event, Saturday and day-of event. 

Event Schedule: 

7:30am - Registration and Check-In Begins

8:30am - USATF Certified Timed 5K Race Begins

9:30am - Remarks and Awards at Main Stage

10:00am - 5K Walk Begins


Important Event Day Details:

  • ARRIVE EARLY: Come celebrate with us! Event festivities will begin at 7:30am. Visit our kiddie corner, sponsor village and remembrance tents. Stop by to see Z100's Street Team, Mr. and Ms. Pumps, and mingle with other teams.
  • PARKING: See Parking Map. We have secured plenty of parking in Long Branch and surrounding areas. Street parking is also available in some areas. Arrive early to allow plenty of time to park, check-in and get to the starting line! 
    • Several shuttle buses (including one handicap accessible) will operate continuously to and from all parking lots and the event site entrance, from 6:00AM to 1:00PM. Strollers can be brought onto the buses. 
    • ATTN RACERS: For those parking in the overflow lot at Monmouth Park Racetrack, please allow at least 15 minutes for the shuttle ride to event site.
  • EVENT SITE: See Site Map. Identify a meeting spot for your team. There will be no team announcements at the main stage.
  • COURSE ROUTE: See Course Map. Our 8:30am 5K race is USATF Certified, which prohibits the use of strollers. Our 10:00am 5K walk is stroller and wheelchair friendly. A shortcut is available.
  • NO PETS: Due to the volume of participants and for everyone's health and safety, no pets will be allowed on the premises.
  • NO SMOKING: Smoking is strictly prohibited on the premises.
  • NO TENTS: Teams are welcome to bring tables and chairs, however please refrain from bringing tents. This event site is on the shoreline and we are expecting wind.
  • BAG DROP: A secure bag drop will be available for you to check your personal belongings. 
  • CHILDREN: Please refrain from leaving your children unattended on the event site or course route.
  • COME PREPARED: The event is held on part grass, part black top. Please dress accordingly and keep the weather forecast in mind! 


NOTE: Event registration fees DO NOT count towards fundraising totals and incentives!

Participant Level

* ($5,000.00 +)
Participants who raise $5,000 and over through their Personal Fundraising Page will receive a $300.00 gift card code to NJ Sharing Network's online store.

* ($2,500.00 - $4,999.00)
Participants who raise $2,500-$4,999 through their Personal Fundraising Page will receive a $200.00 gift card code to NJ Sharing Network's online store.

* ($1,000.00 - $2,499.00)
Participants who raise $1,000-$2,499 through their Personal Fundraising Page will receive a $100.00 gift card code to NJ Sharing Network's online store.

* ($500.00 - $999.00)
Participants who raise $500-$999 through their Personal Fundraising Page will receive a $50.00 gift card code to NJ Sharing Network's online store.

* ($250.00 - $499.00)
Participants who raise $250-$499 through their Personal Fundraising Page will receive a $25.00 gift card code to NJ Sharing Network's online store.

Art In The Park 2018

May 27, 2018 10:00 AM to May 27, 2018 05:00 PM

Art In The Park 2018


The 20th Annual Art in the Park event will be held 10 AM - 5 PM on Sunday, May 27th in West End Park! (Corner of Brighton & West End Avenue)
Come enjoy the work of over 50 juried artists and artisans.
Event is free to the public.
For more information call 732 542-1307.

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June 2018 Events

Bayshore Greek Festival

Jun 7, 2018 06:00 PM to Jun 10, 2018 08:00 PM


You too can be Greek for a day at the Holmdel Greek Food Festival!
Being Greek means relishing the world around you and enjoying life to its fullest.

The Holmdel Greek Food Festival gives us the opportunity to open our arms, our hearts,

and our kitchens as we share our culture with you! So, what are you waiting for?


 Vendors - Limited space available - First deposit reserves your location. 

Festival Dates 2018

June 7 - Thursday -  6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ( FREE Admission )

June 8 - Friday -  5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

June 9- Saturday -  1:00 PM to 11:00 PM

June 10 - Sunday -  Noon to 8:00 PM

For information on our Bayshore Greek Fest,

please contact the Church office at

(732) 739-1515 between the hours of

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday

or email us at  kimisisfestival@gmail.com.

Summer 2018 Free Concert Series Long Branch, NJ

Jun 11, 2018 07:00 PM to Aug 31, 2018 08:30 PM

Summer 2018 Free Concert Series Long Branch, NJ


The City of Long Branch is excited to announce the lineup for the Summer 2018 Free Concert Series!

The 2018 Long Branch Summer Concert Series kicks off on Sunday, June 11th and entertains you, several times a week, all summer long! The last concert on August 31st will end with a fireworks display!

Check out the schedule:

SUNDAYS in West End Park
(Corner of Brighton & West End Avenue)
In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Jack's Goal Line Stand, 149 Brighton Ave.

June 10 Chuck Lambert (Blues Band)
June 17 Shadetree Mechanics (Blues & Rock Band)
June 24 VyntEdge (Classic Rock’n Blues Band)
July 1 Incinerators (High Energy Blues Band)
July 8 Predator Dub Assassins (Reggae Band)
July 15 Tequila Rose (Country Band)
July 22 Philadelphia Funk Authority (Dance & Party Band)
July 29 Eddie Testa Band (Dance, Rock, Soul, Rhythm & Blues Band)
August 5 Eryn & The Whiskey Devils (Soulful Vocalist & Guitarist)
August 12 Remember Jones (High Energy Soul Band)
August 19 **NO CONCERT**
August 26 The VooDUDES (Blues, Rock, Country, Zydeco and R&B Band)

Broadway Band Shell (Behind Brookdale)
In case of inclement weather concert will be held in the Portuguese Club of Long Branch (191 Broadway)

July 10 Xol Azul Band (Latin Rock Band)
July 17 Swing Sabroso (Salsa Band)
July 24 Sonido Costeno (Latin Band)
July 31 Tito Puente, Jr. (Latin Band)
August 7 Zydeco-a-Go-Go (Louisiana Dance Music Band)
August 14 David Cedeno & His Orchestra (Salsa Band)
August 21 Marea Green Band (Reggae Band)
August 28 Stone Flower (Santana Tribute Band)

Thursdays in Pier Village
In case of inclement weather concert will be held in the Long Branch Middle School (350 Indiana Ave. & N. Bath Ave.)

June 14 Tim McLoone & The Shirleys (Rhythm & Blues/Classic Rock)
(Rain Date for Tim McLoone Only - Thursday, September 6th)
June 21 Motor City Revue (Motown, Rock & Soul Band)
June 28 Bob Burger Band (Classic Rock Band)
July 5 **NO CONCERT**
July 12 9 South (Party Rock Band)
July 19 The Nerds (Party Band)
July 26 So Watt (Party Band)
August 2 After the Reign (Country Band)
August 9 Jerry Garcia Celebration w/Marc Muller & Friends (Grateful Dead Band)
August 16 Danny V’s 52nd Street Band (Billy Joel Cover Band)
August 23 The Doughboys (Garage Rock Band)
August 30 Brian Kirk & The Jirks w/ Fireworks (Jersey Shore Cover Band)

For a printable concert program, visit: www.visitlongbranch.com/summer-concert-schedule


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